Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Wishing Map 105

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-One: “Hey-fah for the Sea!” (Continued) Previously: A raging storm overtook the fisher folk’s boat. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ When Zack opened his eyes, Shelcor was…

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The Problem with Boys

I don’t believe there’s a single fix-all solution to America’s “gun problem.” I do believe gun sales need to be better monitored; that semi-automatic rifles should require even more tightly-controlled licensing (perhaps the NRA can help with this process, rather … Continue reading

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Solicitor

I don’t like telephone solicitation. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy it. Telephone rings Me: Hello? Solicitor: Hello, I’m from Hearing Solutions. Me: Who? Solicitor: Is there anyone in your family who may be hard of hearing? Me: What? … Continue reading

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You

Swedish diplomat, economist and author Dag Hammarskjöld was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in 1961. “It is not we who seek the Way, but the Way which seeks us.”

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Ach, Meine Liebster!

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
What’s a Liebster? Ach, I thought you’d never ask! The word is German for “lover” but, in this case, means finding new blogs to love. Liebster is also big on the number 11, proving it’s better than all other…

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Tips for Writers: Write What You Know?

A successful writer friend once went tiradical on me when I mentioned the literary admonition, “Write what you know.” “I hate that!” she shouted. “Why?” “It restricts you! What if you want to write about something you’ve never experienced?” Interestingly, … Continue reading

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Billy Graham Dead? Don’t Believe It!

“The people’s pastor,” Billy Graham is dead. Or is he? He ranked decade after decade as one of the most admired people on the planet, and yet he was the first to admit his flaws. And that, perhaps, was the … Continue reading

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